Area Sports

Chargers win tournament games

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor In what might possibly be the last two games of the 2020 high school baseball season, the Grenada Chargers looked to snap a two-game losing streak taking part in a Spring Break Tournament hosted by Saltillo High School. The Chargers faced Itawamba AHS and Kossuth. Against the Aggies of Kossuth,…

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Raiders sweep tournament games

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Kirk Raiders continued their pre-district schedule in Winona earlier this week taking part in a tournament hosted by Winona High School. Kirk had a doubleheader set for Thursday at Tunica, weather permitting. The Raiders open the District 1-AAA slate at home Monday with a doubleheader against North Delta. In…

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Chargers drop pair on diamond

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It was two different games over the weekend for the Grenada Chargers baseball team. Friday, they made the trek into DeSoto County to face Olive Branch. The game was a pitcher’s duel between Ryan Wood of Grenada and Gavin Mink. Wood had another solid outing, but Mink was just a…

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Offense shines in GHS victory

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Baseball has always been a sport that you don’t have time to dwell on a loss. Most times, another game is just around the corner. Coming off a disappointing loss at Kosciusko, the Chargers went to the field Monday, taking on Water Valley at Charger Field. Grenada put together one…

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Chargers beat defending champs

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor After a highly successful 2018-19 season, the Grenada Lady Chargers embarked on the 2019-2020 season with several key members lost through graduation. One spot that returned was at pitcher. Junior Kira Finkley logged all the innings for GHS during her sophomore season. She opened the season with a 1-0 win…

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Finkley pitches shutout in opener

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Like a lot of softball and baseball teams around the state, the Lady Chargers have been bothered by persistent limited practice time on the field. Leslie Lancaster’s Lady Chargers began the 2020 season at home Tuesday against Lafayette. GHS took to the field with a number of new faces. One…

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Wood pitches Chargers past Southaven

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Battling tough field conditions since the start of practice for the upcoming season, the Grenada Chargers opened the 2020 regular season with a trip to Batesville to face Class 6A member Southaven at South Panola. The heavy rains have made conditions to practice impossible. That inability to get on the…

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GHS teams drop tourney games

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Both the Grenada High School girls and boys basketball teams had a lot to play for when they opened the Region 2-5A Tournament at home Tuesday night. Of course, the opportunity to play for a region title with a win. Second, a win would guarantee them a home game in…

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Kirk teams finish third

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Heading into this last week’s District 1-AAA Tournament at Kirk Academy, the Raiders and Raiderettes knew that they were already qualified for the North 3A Tournament. They set their sights on getting the top seed when they opened play Thursday. When the weekend ended, the teams fell short of their…

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Kirk hosts District 1-AAA Tournament

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor A year has made all the difference for the Kirk Raiderettes. In 2018-19, Kirk took to the floor following an Overall title in 2017-18 with one of its youngest teams in recent memory. They struggled to a 9-20 mark. This season, they have experienced one of the biggest improvements in…

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